Monday, December 24, 2007

Mystery stitch in storebought sweater

Whatever this is, it's not in the Vogue Stitchionary.

Anyone have any ideas?

I had another thought about knitting recently (in the absence of interesting progress, my thoughts are all I've got for you). When I get done with the Hild sweater, I really might like to do some smaller pieces. Christmas got me thinking... despite my innate love of shiny wrapping paper, I've embraced the trend toward cloth bags and other reusable gift packaging like all the other good Cambridge yuppies. Maybe for next Christmas I'll knit up some CD or DVD cozies that are meant as gift wrap. That would be a nice way to swatch while getting something sort of cool and useful out of it. Lace patterns would have to be lined, but that's the only downside I can see.


  1. yarnbeans6:03 PM

    could it be crochet?

  2. It looks a bit like there are chains of single-crochet going on, but if I look closely the yarn actually goes out to the sides from every stitch. I think it's knitting.

  3. I believe it's crochet. If you rotate the image 90 degrees, you can see that it's a variation of the v-stitch. The v-stitch is illustrated in the link below (need to scroll down a bit).

    Hope this helps.

  4. Anonymous2:36 AM

    It's either Star Rib Mesh from BW V.1 ed.1, or a variation on it. Play with this:

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  6. There is an (I think) identical stitch in 365 Knitting Stitches a Year. Cellular stitch, on February 14th.

  7. I have this one in a book in Spanish, that looks like your photo. I haven´t tried, but I give you my translation so you can try.
    Regards from Chile.

    Punto calado en celulas

    Número de puntos divisible por 4 más orillos
    (number of stitches must be divided by 4 (+ 2 stitches, each one for the extremes)

    1: 1 yarn over, 1 double decrease, *1 yarn over, 1 knit stitch, 1 yarn over, 1 double decrease*, 1 yarn over, 1 knit stitch, 1 yarn over

    2 and all the even rows: all in purl stitch.

    3: 1 yarn over, 2 stitches knit together, *1 yarn over, 1 double decrease, 1 yarn over, 1 knit stitch,* 1 yarn over, 1 double decrease.

  8. Anonymous2:10 PM

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